Grateful Dead Live at Golden Hall, Community Concourse on 1982-02-20
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- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Recorded by Rango Keshavan
6th row center:
Sony ECM 220T mics on hats >
Sony TCDM5 Cassette tape on Sony FeCr Type III tapes with Dolby B On
Playback by Rango Keshavan
Nak DR1 EQ Type II, Dolby B On >
Sony PCMR500 DAT deck SBM On > Monster Digital Coax Cable >
Turtle Beach Montego II Digital I/O card >
PC (CDWav used to record and break up tracks)
- 2005-09-13 17:11:39
- Nak DR1 EQ Type II, Dolby B On > Sony PCMR500 DAT deck SBM On > Monster Digital Coax Cable >Turtle Beach Montego II Digital I/O card > PC (CDWav used to record and break up tracks)
- San Diego, CA
- Audience Recording: 6th row center: Sony ECM 220T mics on hats > Sony TCDM5 Cassette tape on Sony FeCr Type III tapes with Dolby B
- Taped by
- Rango Keshavan
Subject: Golden Hall
Subject: Jerry Heavy
Note to listener: Turn this up to the nines. Initially, the bass guitar is swallowed, but, as a Danish donut queen, it gets phatter as time goes on
What I've learned from hearing almost 50 years of live recordings: You can do all you can do and you can gain the band's permission and set up all the best recording equipment in all the right places and do everything perfectly, yet you never really know how it's going to turn out. If you're a student of the live recording then you must carefully study Keshavan's unique AUD's. He experimented endlessly with this nonsense and his recordings are marvelous. In my perspiration-drenched opinion, Rango Keshavan's recordings are better than any SBD extant. Rhino should hunt this guy down, place a check in his hand, and put out an all-Rango package of shows.
Y'know why I know this would sell? Jerry's guitar is resplendently verbose-all-reckless and nasty.
Whatever... sloppy as it is at times, Jerry just goes completely insane. For merely his glistening guitar I give this show a 37 out of 5 stars.
Many of you reading reviews are looking for your favorite songs, but on this night, Jerry turned every song into your favorite song. He is just balls-to-the-walls all over it.
Subject: 5 stars, 2 shows in a row
Subject: Very Strange, Split Personality Recording.
I've always wondered if 15-20 rows center was the best place to record. This may be a graphic indication that being too close is truly detramental.
The first set isn't bad. Franklin's > Sampson is pretty good, and Big RXR is lots'o fun with Jerry so out front in the mix. Brent's brief jam with the drums is interesting. And poor sweet Jane changed sex tonight. I would have upped this show's rating to four stars if the Boyz hadn't done R&R, OMSN, and BB to end it. That really killed it for me.
A slightly above average sounding, slightly above average show.
With Jerry sounding soo good on this recording, I would have also given the sound at least four stars in the bad old days. During the show, the sound thankfully seems to get better. But there are so many good AUDs out there now, the shear volume has overrun anything with any audio peculiarities.
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